One small step for sanity, one giant leap for the GOP. New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, a Republican, has requested that state Representative Ken Weyler be removed from his position because the man thinks the 5G towers are out to control his thoughts and that “a living organism with tentacles” has been injected into thousands of infants. This is what You Tube hath wrought and for reasons unknown, a lot of the GOP is sucking this up through the same straw as the MAGA kool aide. Daily Beast:
“I have repeatedly expressed directly to Speaker Packard about the need to remove Representative Weyler from this position of leadership,” the Republican governor said in a statement Monday. “Disseminating this misinformation clearly shows a detachment from reality and lack of judgment.”
Sununu’s statement referring to “absurd emails” from the chair of the finance committee—which recently voted to table $27 million in federal vaccine aid for the state—come after Weyler blasted colleagues’ inboxes with materials on Monday rife with COVID conspiracy theories, including a document entitled “The Vaccine Death Report” that claimed vaccine injections were “murdering millions of people.”
The email from the legislator contained a 52-page “report” with disinformation on COVID-19, including claims that “unknown, octopus-like creatures are being injected into millions of children worldwide.”
The report also made claims that 5G technology had somehow been inserted into the vaccine to control people’s thoughts and called the pope and others “at the top” of the Roman Catholic Church “satanists” and “luciferans” for backing public health measures. The report additionally made the wild suggestion that the babies of vaccinated parents in Mexico were “transhuman”—born with “pitch-black eyes” and undergoing accelerated aging.
“It’s all one huge puppet theatre, where the majority of the people—even most of those who are complicit —haven’t got the slightest clue what is going on, and how everyone is being played,” the report states.
Somebody doesn’t have the slightest idea what’s going on, on that much he and I agree. And if you’re thinking, “Finally. The GOP is demanding accountability from the lunatic fringe in its party,” think again.
Rep. Linda Tanner, a Democrat, told The Daily Beast in an email that she believed Sununu “has done the smoke and mirrors show where he speaks as if he supports vaccines, speaks to the seriousness of the Covid pandemic but really does not want to buck the right winger and free staters and does little to address the issues.”
Weyler has been referred to as a “menace to public health.” He not only spreads disinformation and conspiracy theory, he publicly delegitimizes the federal government as a reliable source of news and information on COVID-19.
“Many people have sent me links to these things I’ve discussed,” he told NHPR in an interview published on Sept. 22 “I’ve seen links from reports from all sorts of credible sources. But [Shibinette] is just listening to the CDC as far as I can see. And I don’t consider the CDC a credible source, or Dr. Fauci a credible source.”
Vintage right-wingnutteria, the CDC doesn’t know anything and neither does the nation’s leading epidemiologist. This is so destructive.